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Nicholas Stern calls on scientists, engineers and economists to help policymakers by better modelling the immense risks to future generations, and the potential for action.
How have tax systems, whose primary role is to raise resources to finance public expenditures, evolved in the transition countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union? The authors find… (More)
What types of goods should be taxed? How progressive should the income tax be? What should be the balance between the taxation of commodities and the taxation of income? These questions have… (More)
In this paper, I would like to outline an approach to public policy that focused on fighting poverty and is based on an understanding of growth and development. Such a public policy requires… (More)
The gap between actual carbon prices and those required to achieve ambitious climate change mitigation could be closed by enhancing the public acceptability of carbon pricing through appropriate use… (More)
MOST OF THE GREAT ECONOMISTS, especially John Maynard Keynes, wanted both to understand how economies and societies function and to change them for the better. Keynes knew that we have to think about… (More)
Where redistribution and anti-poverty policies consist of cash transfers allocated according to some pre-specified rules, evaluating their impact on the distribution of living standards and poverty… (More)